Tuesday, 4 January 2011

A Stopover in Ghent.

Vincent, Traveller's old friend from Belgium, was an excellent host and showed T not just the city that he lives in {Brussels} but also Ghent and Bruges too.
It's no secret that Traveller loved Bruges - she knew that she would love it before even visiting.

The surprising thing was, though, that Ghent really stole her heart. We went to Ghent initially so that T could meet Vincent's brother and we would all have dinner together. However, due to heavy snow, we ended up crashing at his place and spent the following day together in Ghent.

Ghent is somewhere in the middle of Brussels and Bruges geographically and is a beautiful, pedestrianised city with stunning medieval architecture. Also, because it is a university town, it had a really fun nightlife with many yummy restaurants, delis and shops.

Traveller's favourite moment was sitting outside in a cafe on the old Graslei harbour covered in blankets and drinking delicious hot chocolate.




Thanks V & N, for your awesome hospitality!


Natalie said...

This looks so fun! You are lucky to be able to travel so much! Happy New Year!

mina said...

look at all those snow covered bikes! i love that shot.

p.s. apparently malaga is a huge tourist destination for londoners! i would totally recommend it.

The Gourmet Traveller said...

Thanks Natalie! I do feel lucky to be able to travel so much. And thanks Mara - it holds a lovely memory. Mina - thanks for the recommendation!

Joanna Goddard said...

these photos are so adorable :)

Jen said...

I think I would love sitting at an outdoor cafe in the snow, cuddling under a blanket with hot chocolate! So cute!

sarah said...

Oh so envious of your travels - how I adore Europe. I currently live in the mid-west US, but I spent my high school years in Prague, Czech Republic and studied abroad one year in Sweden. I was fortunate to travel and hope I can give my daughter the same gift someday.

Blessings to you on your journey. I'll come back to hear more - beautiful blog :)


Traveller said...

Thanks Jo! So nice to have you over here :) Jen, you should totally do it! And Sarah, sounds like you did some serious travelling yourself! Thanks for visiting.


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